The Colorado Sports Hall of Fame announced that Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was named the state's professional athlete of the year. Also among the honorees were former Northern Colorado guard Devon Beitzel as the male college athlete of the year and 16-year-old Missy Franklin as the amateur athlete of the year.â†µ
While Tebow went to the playoffs in his first year as the Broncos' starter, Beitzel led the Bears to a Big Sky Tournament championship and a first-round appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Franklin is one of the top swimmers in the world and expected to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Visit UNC's site for bios on all 2011 honorees.â†µ